Villarreal vs Levante
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica (Villareal).
Villarreal have been flying high at home the past several weeks, while the opposite is the case for Levante, and especially so on the road. Into this equation, consider the superiority of home teams in h2h clashes over the years, and we have a favorite in Villarreal to post the three points.
Villarreal vs Levante Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the former six games had goals from both teams.
- Seven of the last eight overall wins had gone to the teams that had home advantage.
- 11 of the last 14 wins were recorded by the Yellow Submarines.
- It’s been nine years since Levante have won at this stadium.
Villarreal vs Levante Match Preview
Villarreal were held to a 1-1 draw on the road the last match-day by Valladolid. It was their first loss after two consecutive wins, and with the next match being at home, fans will surely expect them to get back on their winning track.
Meanwhile, Levante won their latest league fixture, at home against Leganes. It was their first win after four losses in a row. However, it cannot be said that the team has put an end to their dismal run.
The reason being, Levante had the home advantage, and had locked horns with the 19th placed team in the competition, Leganes.
This season, and especially in the last few months, Levante have been one of the worst of the lot. In fact, considering the period of the past five game-weeks, they are easily the absolute worst squad in the contest.
On the other hand, in the said time frame, Villarreal have been the best team in the league after Real Madrid, and Getafe. Also, in the process, only the Royal Whites have scored more goals than the Submarines.
Villarreal vs Levante Prediction
As things stand, Villarreal are considered to be the favorites. First of all, they have the home advantage, and since early April, they have lost just twice in front of the home crowd. Moreover, the team had also won nine of the former twelve overall fixtures this season, and had separate four-game, and five-game winning runs in the process.
On the other hand, Levante had lost four of the past five overall match-ups, and were winless in six of the last seven games. On the road, the team is on a three-match losing run, and a five-game winless streak.
Moreover, this whole season, the team has recorded a total of just three wins away from home.
In addition, seven of the past eight overall h2h wins had gone to the teams that hosted the game, 11 of the previous 14 h2h wins were recorded by Villarreal, and the team has been unbeaten at home in such games for the prior nine years as well.
Finally, the Submarines are just two points below from making the cut for the European playoffs, and considering all the above-mentioned factors along with this information, we are inclined to pick out Villarreal as the firm favorite this Saturday.
Villarreal vs Levante Betting Tips
Villarreal to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
To Score in First Half: Villarreal @ 1.50 (1/2).